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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Etz Hayim named one of Sun Gazette's Best Places to Worship in their Best of Arlington roundup!

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Friday, November 21 | Young Children's Shabbat & Dinner, 5:30pm (RSVP to

Sunday, November 23 | Artist Expo & Bake Sale, 11:30am-4:00pm

Sunday, December 7 |
Chanukah How-To Workshop for Preschool-Age Families, 10:00am; Adult Education class "Unearthing the Secrets of Jewish Memorabilia, 11:00am

Sunday, December 14 |
Will Stevenson's "My Big Fat Anglo Latino American Mishpucha," 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 17 | Congregational Chanukah Celebration, 6:00pm

Sunday, December 21 |
Inova Blood Drive, 10:00am-2:00pm (CLICK HERE to sign up for a blood donation appointment)



This year, our Adult Education offerings will examine different aspects of our Jewish experience. CLICK HERE for the brochure to see the full schedule and class listings. There is no cost for these programs, but contributions are welcome. Please register for the sessions you wish to attend: 703-979-4466 or to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Babysitting: Please notify us in advance if you need childcare.

Session 2: Beginner's Hebrew   Taught by Rabbi Ann Folb
Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:45pm

  • October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19 and December 3

Session 3: Unearthing the Secrets of Jewish Memorabilia   Taught by Saul Jay Singer
Sunday, December 7, 11:00am-12:30pm



CLICK HERE to order Rosendorff’s challahs for Shabbat!

Please place your orders by Monday evenings. Challahs are $6.00 per loaf, and checks must be made out to "Etz Hayim" and dropped at the office.  Please note, challahs need to be picked up on Fridays by 4pm.  Please make arrangements with the office if you cannot meet this time frame.


  If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.